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10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

Employment

This Spectacular Canadian Wildlife Reserve Is so Remote, You Can Only Get There Five Weeks a Year

Among serious adventure seekers, word is spreading about Torngat Mountains National Park—an Inuit-run reserve in Labrador, Northeastern Canada. …

National Parks

Top Five Western U.S. Campsites

I’ve spent the last five months of my life traveling out of my camper full time, searching the Western half of the United States for the best …

Hiking

Australian supermarkets work to prevent 'bag rage' as plastics ban takes effect

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat "bag rage" as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags. One man put his hands around a supermarket worker's throat, the West Australian newspaper reported, while grocery stores …

Sustainability

What to Do in the Garden in July

In the garden, July is a month with a split personality: We look back wistfully (at the successes of spring) and forward with trepidation (can this …

Gardening

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

How to Build Your Perfect Car Camping Box

The camping box is one of the best ways to organize your gear and makes it easy to get up and go. Just throw the box, plus your tent, sleeping bag, and some food, in the car and you have everything you need for a night under the stars. I made my first camping box several years ago after getting …

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S.

A few are even free.<p>From swampy marshes to soaring canyons, from pristine glaciers to scorching deserts, America’s national parks encompass nearly …

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

The 6 Most Beautiful National Parks to Add to Your Travel Bucket List Stat

The term "bucket list" usually conjures images of foreign landscapes and exotic locations, the type of journey that involves passports and tons of …

National Parks

Yes, You Can Grow Thriving Houseplants In Just Water. Here's How.

Houseplants <b>make you happy</b>, and they <b>clean your indoor air</b>. But they also require upkeep and can feel daunting for the brown-thumbed among us. At …

Plants

What to plant in tiny spaces to help bees and butterflies thrive

Every centimetre planted with the right flowers counts when helping pollinators<p>The loss of flower-rich habitat since the 1930s has taken its toll on our pollinators, but thoughtful planting of a plot even the area of the page that you are reading can make a world of difference to a bee. That may …

Gardening

The Best Backpacking Tent I’ve Ever Used

The trouble with most ultralight shelters is that they sacrifice livability to achieve their exceptional packability. They’re great to carry, terrible to sleep in. This new Nemo is different. It weighs less than two pounds, but can genuinely accommodate two people comfortably.<p>What Is It?<p>The big …

How to Raise a Feminist Son

We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons.<p>Even as we’ve given girls more choices for the roles they play, boys’ worlds are still confined, social scientists say. …

Parenting

A small effort to extract CO2 from the atmosphere aims to create big change

The world’s first commercial facility that can extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and resell it has opened in Switzerland. This technology could help cut 1 percent of global fossil fuel emissions by 2025, according to the company that developed the new system.<p>Climeworks — a spinoff company …

Raised Garden Beds 101: Tips on Planning, Building, & Using

Raised garden beds are one of the best tools for gardening. They minimize weeds, they allow for greater organization and access, they facilitate …

Landscaping Ideas: 11 Lavender Gardens Around the World

Lavender is the secret weapon of gardeners around the world. In warm, dry climates, the herb’s 39 evergreen species can fill problem spots in the …

Why you'll want to get your hands on this free gardening book

Those weed fabrics and barriers that you just spent the weekend putting down? They're great at cutting back on weeds in the short term.<p>In the long term? Not so much. Weeds will eventually work their way back into the garden, and then you have two messes to clean up — the weeds and the battered …

Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers

And the rate that they’re disappearing is increasing<p><i>This post originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>Glacier National Park is losing its namesake glaciers and new research shows just how quickly: Over the past 50 years, 39 of the parks glaciers have shrunk dramatically, some by as much as 85 …

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Although they are grown as annuals, tomatoes are tender perennials native to tropical regions. When grown in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, some varieties reach heights of 6 to 8 feet. Many tomatoes benefit from caging or staking to prevent the stems from breaking under the weight of fruit …

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Near National Parks

If you want to visit the beautiful national parks of the United States on a budget, you're welcome to camp at one of the many affordable sites across …

National Parks

13 of the Coolest Seeds You Can Buy Online

We're obsessed.<p>Turn your garden, yard and dinner table into a colorful scene by getting yourself some of these unique seeds so you can grow pink sunflowers, rainbow carrots, purple cauliflower and more.

Her Husband Was Dying From A Superbug. She Turned To Sewer Viruses Collected By The Navy.

Scientists have long dismissed “phage therapy” as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it.<p><b>Two days after</b> walking through the pyramids, Tom Patterson got very sick. The psychiatry professor was in Egypt with his wife on one of their many …

Professional bus homebuilder is at home -- on a converted bus (Video)

From modern live-work spaces to family-oriented dwellings, we're seeing a number of beautifully renovated interiors inside buses that have been …

10 national parks you can explore with your dog

ALTHOUGH most of the 58 national parks in the country don’t allow dogs, in order to not to disturb the wildlife, a few permit dogs on a leash and in …

This Soccer Coach Came Out To His Team As Transgender With An Inspiring Speech

"I knew it would be good for them to see someone who they already respect and love be open about being transgender."

Fruits, Veggies and Herbs You Can Grow in Baskets

No yard? No problem.<p>All homes aren't all blessed with big plots of moist soil. It's just a hard truth of life. That's why growing fruits and vegetables from baskets you can hang on your balcony, deck or just the one random tree in your yard is a genius compromise.

The Islands Of Hawaii Hold One Of The Dirtiest Places In The World

Kamilo Point shows just how dire the world's plastic pollution problem really is.<p><i>This story is part of a series on ocean plastics.</i><p>HONOLULU ― Remote, undeveloped coastlines on the Hawaiian islands are renowned for their natural beauty. But Kamilo Point, a far-flung beach in the rural Ka’u district …

11 herbs every gardener should try to grow this summer

This summer enhance your recipes, eliminate extra trips to the grocery store and cultivate a connection with nature with a few sprigs or leaves from an herb plant you’ve grown yourself. Herbs tie all gardeners together, whether grown in a large landscape or in pots on a windowsill, on their own or …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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National Parks